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09.08.2018

Syrian army secures borderline with Jordan, Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Syrian army secures borderline with Jordan, Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

“We have lived a frightening life in the past three years under the IS control. They robbed our house and furniture but did not give us money. When the Syrian army bombarded here, we escaped to the valley. Soldiers came over telling us not to escape because this area is… »

06.03.2015

What ISIS Really Wants

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it. The following – long – article was noted… »

29.10.2014

Lebanon: clashes between Army and jihadists rock Tripoli

Lebanon: clashes between Army and jihadists rock Tripoli

27/10/2014 – Today is the third day of fighting between the Lebanese forces and the Syrian Jihadists inside the Lebanese city of Tripoli and its suburban areas. The shots broke out Friday night when news was out in Tripoli that  an IS member, Ahmand Salim Mikati, had been arrested by… »

08.10.2014

Instead of bombing IS (Part A & B)

Instead of bombing IS (Part A & B)

This two-part article offers a pro-peace perspective on the present war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria.   First some principles to stimulate another discourse, another way of thinking that is not militarist – and then some concrete proposals – 27 in all for your deliberation, discussion with friends and… »

05.09.2014

Islamic State builds a government in NE Syria

Islamic State builds a government in NE Syria

In an article titled: “In northeast Syria, Islamic State builds a government”, by Mariam Karouny writing for Reuters September 4, 2014, she reports, “In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultra-hardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of… »

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